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Top James Lynch News

  • Vikings' James Lynch: Moved to injured reserve

    Lynch (knee) was placed on IR on Sunday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Lynch suffered a torn ACL during practice Thursday, so the move doesn't come as a surprise. The 24-year-old had a regular role in the team's defensive line rotation in both of the last two seasons and was expected to do so again in 2023. He'll now focus on getting healthy for the 2024 campaign.

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  • Vikings' James Lynch: Tears ACL in practice

    Lynch suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's practice, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    A fourth-round pick in the 2020 Draft, Lynch missed the final two games of last season with a shoulder injury and will now be sidelined for all of 2023. Lynch played 276 defensive snaps a year ago and has just two career sacks. He's scheduled to become a free agent in March.

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  • Vikings' James Lynch: Full participant Wednesday

    Lynch (shoulder) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

    Lynch missed the final two games of the regular season due to a shoulder injury he suffered during the Vikings' Week 16 win over the Giants. However, it appears the backup defensive end has moved past the issue and will suit up for Minnesota's rematch with New York during the wild-card weekend.

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  • Vikings' James Lynch: Done for regular season

    Lynch (shoulder) is expected to miss the final two weeks of the regular season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    After suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday's win over the Giants, Lynch is expected to pull back and rehab the injury for the final two games of the regular season, setting his sights on a potential postseason return. The 23-year-old will finish the 2022 campaign with 20 tackles while appearing in a career-high 15 contests. In Lynch's absence, Esezi Otomewo could garner a larger role moving forward.

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  • Vikings' James Lynch: Sustains shoulder injury

    Lynch exited Saturday's game versus the Giants due to a shoulder injury, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    The rotational defensive lineman was held without a stat at the time of his departure in the second quarter. If Lynch is unable to return, Esezi Otomewo should get more run on defense opposite Dalvin Tomlinson, with Ross Blacklock a healthy scratch for Week 16.

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  • Vikings' James Lynch: One tackle in season opener

    Lynch had one tackle while playing 16 of the defense's 61 snaps in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

    The 2020 fourth-round pick begins the season as a backup on the defensive line.

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  • Vikings' James Lynch: No practice Monday

    Lynch (ankle) did not practice Monday after sustaining a minor injury during Saturday's preseason contest against the Broncos, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The injury does not appear to be all that serious, but Minnesota may elect to keep him sidelined for its second preseason game against the Colts on Aug. 21. Lynch appeared in nine games for the Vikings during his rookie season, registering three tackles and one sack. The 2020 fourth-round pick is firmly supplanted behind Michael Pierce, Dalvin Tomlinson and Sheldon Richardson on Minnesota's defensive tackle depth chart.

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  • Vikings' James Lynch: Finds home in Minnesota

    The Vikings selected Lynch in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 130th overall.

    The Vikings have opted to double-dip at defensive line in the fourth round, having already selected edge D.J. Wonnum at 117 overall. For his part, Baylor's Lynch brings imposing 6-foot-4, 289-pound size and the strength to offer developmental potential as an interior pass rusher. Following the departures of Linval Joseph, Stephen Weatherly and Everson Griffen, it wouldn't be out of the question for Lynch to get a shot as a starter during his rookie season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 295 lbs
Birthplace: Round Rock, TX
Age: 25
School: Baylor
Experience: 5